Thursday, April 13, 2017

Disney World (5): Magic Kingdom

We used our last day of park tickets to return to the Magic Kingdom on Tuesday.  It was HOT. Temperatures were in the upper eighties and it was so humid.  By this time, we were all pretty much exhausted from the week.

We rode several rides we had missed earlier and went back to some of Aniston's favorites.  Remember when I said Harper hated Winnie the Pooh and The Little Mermaid on our first day?  We rode The Haunted Mansion and she didn't make a single peep.  Explain that, right?  I have a huge bruise on my knee from knocking it against the side of the doom buggy as we got off.  Stupid moving sidewalks.  I understand that it saves time loading and unloading guests, but for those of us who are slightly challenged in the coordination department, it's a bit much.

Aniston and I met Merida.  Merida is not the luckiest princess because her venue is outdoors.  If I were her, I would complain.  Although maybe she's just happy because she's a princess, not a character.  Bless those poor people.



The highlight of our day was seeing the Festival of Fantasy parade. The girls loved it!  Harper kept saying, "Wow!" and "Whoa!" Aniston loved seeing her favorite characters, especially Belle and the Beast.

We lost multiple pacifiers and bows during the week because Harper would throw them out of the stroller when no one was looking.  By Tuesday, we were down to one paci and she lost that one sometime after lunch.  Along with losing the paci, she lost her mind.  She was tired and hot and losing the paci was just the straw that broke the camel's back.  She put on a great show for everyone, flailing about and screaming.  Out of sheer desperation, I told B that surely a place that caters to families and children sold pacifiers somewhere and we quickly headed to the baby care center.  

We didn't use the baby care center at any park until Tuesday.  Mistake.  There were large, spacious changing tables with disposable covers, areas for kids to cool down (Disney DVDs were playing), rooms for nursing (not that we needed that), and a small store that sold every baby item you could possibly need.  Formula, baby food and snacks, bibs, diapers, wipes, infant and children's Tylenol, and so much more--including pacifiers!  Hallelujah!! The guy was apologetic for only having boy colors (I told him we could care less) and was hesitant to charge me $4.25 for a two pack.  At that point, I would have paid anything, but I thought $4.25 was a steal anyway given where we were. Everything is expensive at Disney, and I expected the baby care center to be too, but it wasn't at all. The prices were extremely reasonable--cheap, even.  We'll definitely use it next time.  It was a life saver.

We had dinner that night at the Crystal Palace with Winnie the Pooh and friends.


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